Great British Bake Off preview: Bread Week forces contestants to prove their worth

Who will have the upper crust?

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It's Bread Week on Bake Off this week, which can only mean one thing: an even cockier Paul Hollywood than usual.

We may already know the name of the contestant who leaves thanks to a slip up from Mary Berry on the radio, but there's still entertainment to be had watching Hollywood walk around the tent with more brazen gusto than ever.

Take a look at what's baking in the tent tonight:

Signature bake - soda breads

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Soda bread

Made without yeast, the bakers have to make a loaf with bicarbonate or soda or baking powder instead.

Technical Challenge - French baguettes

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Baguettes feature on Bake Off for the first time tonight as part of Paul's fiendish technical challenge. The bakers have to create steam in the oven to give the baguettes a nice finish, but obviously Paul hasn't told them. 

The showstopper - 3D bread sculptures

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One of the trickiest showstoppers the Bake Off tent has ever seen, the contestants have to make bread sculptures made of three different types of dough.

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